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PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of low-dose radiotherapy in painful gonarthritis. METHODS We assessed the medical records of 1037 patients with painful gonarthritis who had undergone low-dose radiotherapy between 1981 and 2008. The subjective patient perception of the response to irradiation as graded immediately or up to two months after the completion(More)
Although some promising results have been achieved by acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, an effective therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer's disease still remains an important goal. Sitoindosides VII-X, and withaferin-A, isolated from aqueous methanol extract from the roots of cultivated varieties of Withania somnifera (known as Indian Ginseng), as well as(More)
PURPOSE Physiologically, hypoxia induces the expression of erythropoietin (Epo) in adult kidney cells. Epo, in turn, acts on the Epo receptor (EpoR) in RBC precursors to stimulate growth and prevent apoptosis. Because hypoxia plays a major role in the malignant progression of tumors and Epo and its receptors have also been detected in malignant tumors, we(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Low-dose radiotherapy is widely accepted as a very effective treatment option for inflammatory symptoms associated with painful degenerative joint disorders. Radiation doses and fractionation schedules in practical use are empirical and mainly based on clinical observations. Experimental data are rare. The efficacy of low-dose(More)
OBJECTIVE Both radiotherapy and chemotherapy with gemcitabine and capecitabine have efficacy in biliary cancer. Our aim was to determine the toxicity and efficacy of a postoperative regimen combining both treatment modalities in extrahepatic bile duct cancer. METHODS Patients were eligible after surgery for extrahepatic bile duct adenocarcinoma. Surgery(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND/CASE REPORT: External-beam radiotherapy of complex-shaped areas is sometimes difficult to realize. In a patient with chronic lymphatic leukemia (CLL) infiltrates of the skin of the whole scalp, conventional external-beam radiotherapy with electrons or photons was not able to treat the target sufficiently. Thus, the authors developed a(More)
Since cytotoxic chemotherapy (BCNU, DTIC and cisplatin, tamoxifen) and interferon-alpha (IFN-alpha) have each produced responses in advanced malignant melanoma, a phase II trial was conducted to evaluate the response and toxicity of simultaneous administration of both therapies. Of 33 assessable patients, two (6%) had complete response (CR) and 12 patients(More)
Because in vitro data suggest that mitoxantrone may be synergistic with cisplatin, a Phase II trial of mitoxantrone and cisplatin was conducted in patients with advanced or metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSLC). Twenty-four patients were evaluable for response. Toxicity was tolerable. Partial response occurred in three patients (13%). This response(More)